Pistachio nuts are dry fruits of trees belonging to the Anacardiaceae family (genus Pistacia).

Health benefits:

  • Heart Health – high in antioxidants such as vitamins A, E and lutein that protect blood vessels and reduce the risk of heart disease
  • Healthy Blood – great source of vitamin B6, which is essential in the production of haemoglobin (the protein responsible for carrying oxygen through the blood stream)
  • Nervous System – helps optimise and calm the transmission of nerve impulses throughout the nervous system (vitamin B6)
  • Immune System – vitamin B6, helps the body make healthy red blood cells and aids in maintaining the health of lymphoid glands, such as the thymus, spleen and lymph nodes, ensuring the production of white blood cells that defend the body from infections
  • Skin Health – vitamin E, which pistachios abound in, is a powerful fat-soluble antioxidant, that protects the skin from UV damage and is well known for its anti-ageing properties
  • Eye Health – pistachios contain two carotenoids not found in most nuts (lutein and zeaxanthin), which function as protective antioxidants defending tissues from free radicals
  • Diabetes Help – rich in phosphorous, help in preventing type 2 diabetes and aid glucose tolerance